5/24/05 Our Father in heaven, as we think ahead to Memorial Day, prepare us to reflect upon its significance – to set aside time for remembering, honoring and giving thanks for sacrifices made. Be with and sustain those leaders in every nation who pursue peace in thoughtful and caring ways.
These days it doesn’t sound like leaders do this in thoughtful and caring ways. There is more bluster and hysteria.
If it was thoughtful AND caring it would feel more encompassing. We would be more sensitive and mindful of each other. We would not be dictatorial. We might even feel individually more vulnerable, but we would also be facing each other honestly and openly, rather than separated by perceived differences.
I suppose I can start small, locally in my own world.